RECRUITMENT IS OPEN TO CURRENT PERMANENT CITY OF FRESNO FIRE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES ONLY.
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF APPLICANTS TO READ THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY FOR ALL PERTINENT INFORMATION.
The City of Fresno Fire Department is currently recruiting for Fire Battalion Chief. Under direction, incumbents manage the day-to-day operations of City fire companies and are assigned management of specific programs and/or administrative duties.
ALL CORRESPONDENCE regarding this recruitment and exam process will be sent via e-mail. All applicants will acknowledge such understanding when they complete their on-line application.
Immediate and future vacancies will be filled from this eligible list for a period of one (1) year from the date of promulgation. Pursuant to FMC Section 3-247, this list may be extended for up to an additional year.
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline to qualify for participation in the examination process and does not guarantee placement on the eligibility list:
Three (3) years of current and continuous service as a permanently appointed Fire Captain with the City of Fresno and graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree. In order to be accredited, the accreditation must be received from the recognized list of accreditation associations of higher learning maintained by the U.S. Secretary of Education.
NOTE: Permanent Appointment means one who has been appointed from an eligible list and has satisfactorily completed the probationary period.
ICS 400 and Fresno Fire Department Acting Battalion Chief sign-offs (101.4 Acting Policy) required at time of application.
Possession of California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) Fire Officer or CSFM Company Officer course requirements (Company Officer 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E and Instructor 1). Two (2) years of related department experience may be substituted for each required CSFM class. Members who substitute experience for required classes must obtain the required certification within one (1) year of appointment. Applicants who possess the aforementioned certifications must attach to their online application.
Documentation verifying possession of a Bachelor's Degree and completion of ICS 400, CSFM Certification and Acting Battalion Chief sign-offs must be attached to your application. Applications lacking documentation may be rejected.
Employees originally hired on and after December 1, 1990 will not smoke or use any tobacco product on duty. Employees shall sign an agreement acknowledging that they have read and understood these requirements. Said understanding will be maintained in the employee's personnel file.
Pursuant to Career Development Program 103.1 of the Fire Department's Administrative Manual, incumbents may substitute two years of required experience for each required California State Fire Marshal (CSFM)* class.
National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer (EFO) or California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) Chief Fire Officer or CSFM Chief Officer (curriculum retired 12/31/16) or Chief Fire Officer (CFO) through the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) will be required to be completed within five (5) years of appointment to a Fire Battalion Chief position.
Failure to meet these requirements shall be cause for removal from the Fire Battalion Chief classification.
How To Apply
Should you need assistance with completing your application call (559) 621-6950 during regular business hours, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.
Applications must be submitted by midnight on the filing deadline date or it will not be accepted for any reason.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ATTACHING DOCUMENTS TO YOUR APPLICANT PROFILE:
Your document must be scanned and saved to your computer or thumb drive (save in PDF form).
Go to www.fresno.gov/jobs > City of Fresno Jobs > Apply On-Line> Enter Applicant Login Information (Login information must be the same used to apply for this recruitment)> choose My Career Tools (located at the top of the page)
Choose Cover Letters and Attachments
Select Add Attachments
For Attachment Type: choose Reference Attachment, then select Add Attachment link
Select the Browse button; you will then be able to attach the saved Document from your computer. Select Upload. Click Save and Return.
If you applied via Self Service, then you'll need to log into your internal account. Instructions above are still applicable.
The examination process may consist of the following:
Candidates must achieve a passing score on all parts to achieve placement on the promotional eligible list. Failure to receive a passing score in each part will result in the candidate failing the competitive process per FMC Sections 3-237.
Passing scores of all parts will be combined and will be used to determine your final score and placement on the eligible list.
Following the establishment of an Eligible list for Battalion Chief, the appropriate number of candidates pursuant to FMC 3-252 (a) 2, will be certified to the Fire Department. Prior to selection, all certified candidates will be invited to an interview with the Fire Chief. The Fire Chief will consider the candidate's personnel file, work history, training records and interview to assess their readiness for the position of Fire Battalion Chief.
Veteran Preference Regulations
Veteran's preference credits are not given for promotional examinations.
Examination Reference Material List:
SART Report: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwa97LadhSs1VGk3YVVHR2pmY1U/view
FFD SOPs 100, 200, 300 series: https://www.fresnofiretraining.net/workspace.html
Fresno Operational Area Guidelines: https://www.fresnofiretraining.net/workspace.html
Agreements between the City of Fresno and Outside Agencies: https://www.fresnofiretraining.net/workspace.html
CCEMSA 600 Series Policies: https://www.co.fresno.ca.us/departments/public-health/emergency-medical-services/ccemsa-policies-and-procedures/central-california-ems-policies-and-procedures/-folder-243
National Wildfire Coordinating Group Incident Response Pocket Guide, (April 2018 -Purple): https://www.nwcg.gov/sites/default/files/publications/pms461.pdf
Firefighter's Bill of Rights: Government Code Title 1.
General; Division 4. Public Officers & Employees [1000 - 3599]; Chapter 9.6 Firefighters [3250 - 3262]: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayText.xhtml?lawCode=GOV&division=4.&title=1.&part=&chapter=9.6.&article
Firescope California Fire Service Field Operations Guide, ICS 420-1. Incident Command System Publications, (2017-Purple Cover)
Unit 5 & 10 MOUs (IAFF Fire Basic and IAFF Management)
AO 2-16 (Discrimination and Harassment)
AO 2-25 (Policy on Drug and Substance Abuse)
AO 2-32 (Driver Standards Policy)
AO 2-27 (Preventing Workplace Violence)
Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Fresno is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information please refer to our Career Opportunities web page on the City of Fresno web site.
Should you need a special accommodation due to a qualifying disability, please contact the Personnel Service Department at 621-6950 in advance of the examination.
City Of Fresno, CA